ATTORNEY JENNIFER POPOVICH
Jennifer Marie Popovich, Esquire is a Senior Attorney with Shrager Defense Attorneys where she focuses her practice on Criminal Defense. Attorney Popovich has lived her entire life in Western Pennsylvania and is a Beaver County native. She graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University in 1999 and then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she served as a legal writing teaching assistant as well as the Lead Managing editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce. Attorney Popovich graduated cum laude in 2002.
Upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, Attorney Popovich began her legal career as the law clerk to the Honorable John D. McBride in the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas and then went on to work as an Assistant Public Defender in the Beaver County Public Defender’s Office. In February 2005, Jennifer joined the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office where she spent 15 years and rose to the position of First Assistant District Attorney. She has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in both adult and juvenile court. While Attorney Popovich has handled criminal cases of all varieties, she has specialized in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and homicide. She has handled dozens of homicide trials, tried 2 death penalty murder cases and is currently Capital Case Certified to defend death penalty cases.
Additionally, Attorney Popovich is a current instructor at the Beaver County Police Academy where she instructs cases in Criminal law, Courtroom Demeanor and Testimony and the Rules of Evidence.
Attorney Popovich joined Shrager Defense Attorneys in September 2019 as a Senior Attorney. In November 2019, she was presented with a Law Enforcement Agency Directors of the Western District of Pennsylvania Award by the United States Attorney’s Office for her work in prosecuting a case involving the sexual assault of an 8 year old child and the production and dissemination of child pornography.
Attorney Popovich is currently available to defend all types of criminal matters in state, juvenile and federal court.